Originally Posted by satfam
I am considering replacing a Sony HW50ES with either a NX5 or NX7. It is in light controlled dedicated HT.
I take it from the posts these are not yet shipping, is that correct? Also, I am concerned about the weight of these units—40 plus lbs. My Sony is ceiling mounted using a chief mount on an extension pole. It is rated for 50 lbs but these are a good 10 pounds heavier. Any concerns?
Lastly would a eshift 790 be a better value than going to true 4K. I haven’t been able to find any reviews on these new units. Thanks for any advice.
The NX5 or NX7 can't even compare with the Sony.
Far superior lens, HDR tone mapping, true 4K and you don't have to worry about contrast degradation.
And I don't care what people say, you can see the difference between real 4K and e-shift, Woofer confirmed that one as many others.
From what I've been reading about shipping, we'll probably know early January, but not now, most of the planet is on holiday.
And about the 790, it depends, some are bothered by e-shift noise, but it's the other things that I mentioned that make it better then the 790.
The only thing that the NX5 and NX7 are lacking compared to the 790 is contrast.
The 790 is rated at 130,000 to 1 native, while the nx5 is 40,000 and 80,000 to 1 for the NX7.
It depends what's important to you.
If you can wait until the production units are in the hands of Arrow and others so we can see real world caparisons rather then just printed specs.
Can't comment on your mount, I have a shelf mount.
See this post too.